Olympus SZ-14 digital camera preview

Olympus SZ-14 digital camera, silver, front view

Another day, another announcement of a new digital camera from Olympus, today’s being the Olympus SZ-14. The SZ-14 is part of Olympus’ Traveller range, an all-rounder.

It’s a 14 megapixel all metal body camera, with 24x optical zoom, 3 inch LCD screen, wide angle lens, dual image stabilisation, • Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology,  and 16 scene modes. In an Instagram world a camera needs a little artistic help, and the Olympus SZ-14 gives you 11 Magic Filters for you to play with – Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, and Fragmented.

Olympus SZ-14 digital camera, black, angle view

Olympus SZ-14 availability and price

The Olympus SZ-14 will go on sale next month, in a choice of silver, red and black. And of course, because we are so very far away from the release date, being all of 4 weeks away, there’s no pricing details as yet.

Olympus SZ-14 digital camera, silver, front view

Olympus SZ-14 specifications

  • Effective megapixels: 14 MP
  • Image sensor type: CCD
  • Image sensor size: 1/2.3″
  • Image processing engine: TruePic III+
  • ISO range: 80 – 1600
  • Lens focal length: 4.5 – 108mm
  • Film lens equivalent (35mm): 26 – 600mm
  • Widest aperture: Wide (W) F3.0; Tele (T) F6.9
  • Optical zoom range: 24x
  • Digital zoom: 4x (96x maximum combined zoom)
  • Nearest focusing distance: Normal – 0.1m (W); 0.4m (T)
  • Macro: 0.1m (W); 0.4m (T)
  • Super Macro: 0.03m
  • Viewing screen type: TFT
  • Viewing screen size: 3″
  • Screen resolution: 460,000
  • Secondary viewfinder: No
  • Image stabilisation: CCD Shift
  • Autofocus system type: CCD contrast detection
  • Focus modes: Face Detect iESP/Spot/tracking
  • Metering modes: ESP/Spot
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Hand-Held Night Scene, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fire Works, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog)
  • Panorama recording: In-camera
  • 3D recording: Photo (with included software)
  • Creative filter system: Magic Filters (Photo & Movie)
  • Photo Magic Filter types: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented
  • Video Magic Filter types: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented
  • Shutter speed range: 1/2 – 1/2000s (Night scene longest 4 sec)
  • Self timer: 12/2 seconds
  • Wi-Fi Compatibility: Yes (with optional Eye-Fi card)
  • GPS: No
  • Electronic Compass: No
  • Date imprint: Yes
  • Memory card type: SD/SDHCSDXC
  • Internal memory: 59M
  • Photo recording format: JPEG
  • Video recording format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Recording time: 29 minutes
  • Video file sizes: Maximum 4GB
  • Video with sound: Yes
  • Built in microphone type: AAC
  • External microphone option: No
  • Computer interface (Cable type): USB 2.0 High Speed
  • AV interface (Cable type): HDMI (CB-HD1 Type D); AV cable (CB-AVC3)
  • Battery charging: In-camera via USB
  • Battery charger: with optional LI-50C external charger
  • Battery life (CIPA standard): Approx. 220 shots
  • Dimensions: 106.5 x 68.7 x 39.5 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 216 grams
  • Box contents: SZ-14 digital camera, USB cable & charger, instruction manual, [ib] software CD, audio/video cable, wrist strap, Lithium-Ion battery (LI-50B), warranty card